A public health approach to addressing and preventing misdiagnosis in the scale-up of HIV rapid testing programmes.
Cheryl C Johnson, Shona Dalal, Rachel Baggaley, Miriam Taegtmeyer
J Int AIDS Soc | Published : 2017
Introduction: In accordance with global testing and treatment targets, many countries are seeking ways to reach the "90-90-90" goals, starting with diagnosing 90% of all people with HIV. Quality HIV testing services are needed to enable people with HIV to be diagnosed and linked to treatment as early as possible. It is essential that opportunities to reach people with undiagnosed HIV are not missed, diagnoses are correct and HIV-negative individuals are not inadvertently initiated on life-long treatment. We conducted this systematic review to assess the magnitude of misdiagnosis and to describe poor HIV testing practices using rapid diagnostic tests. Methods: We systematically searched peer-..View full abstract